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Fees and charges

Pre-application planning advice charges are set out below. Please refer to the notes for further information on the charges listed.


Planning type Fee payable
Extensions or other alterations to an existing dwelling
including ancillary development within its curtilage (excluding listed buildings)


Extensions or other alterations to an existing dwelling
including ancillary development within its curtilage, where the dwelling is a listed building
£180 (£150+£30)
1 – 9 dwellings* First dwelling: £300 (£250 + £50 VAT)

Every additional dwelling thereafter: + £60 (£50 + £10 VAT)

10 – 49 dwellings*

First ten dwellings: £900 (£750 + £150 VAT)

Every additional dwelling thereafter: + £12 (£10 + £2 VAT)
50+ dwellings* £POA

New dwellings but where numbers are not known

Elderly persons accommodation

Retirement living developments

Sheltered apartments

Residential care homes falling within Use Class C2
1-9 bedspaces: £300 (£250 + £50 VAT)

10 – 50 bedspaces: £600 (£500 + £100 VAT)

More than 50 bedspaces: £900 (£750 + £150 VAT)
Other residential uses

(including hotels, residential institutions, houses in multiple occupation, etc)

* including change of use of existing floorspace


Planning type Fee payable
Provision of floorspace (gross internal area)
Change of use of existing floorspace (gross internal area)
Change of use of land (gross area)
Up to 100 m2: £240 (£200 + £40 VAT)

101 – 499 m2: £300 (£250 + £50 VAT)

500 – 999 m2: £600 (£500 + £100 VAT)

More than 1,000 m2 where it relates to proposed uses with Classes B1, B2, B8, or a mix of these uses: £840 (£700 + £140 VAT)

More than 1,000 m2 where it relates to any uses outside of Classes B1, B2 or B8: £POA

Heritage assets/listed building advice for non-residential buildings, for works where planning permission is not required £180 (£150+£30)



Planning type Fee payable
Providing advice in relation to Design Codes £POA
Small scale development not falling into any of the above categories

(for example: engineering works, new shop fronts, moorings, means of enclosure, renewable energy plant on existing business premises)
£240 (£200 + £40 VAT)
Installation or replacement of telecommunications mast £240 (£200 + £40 VAT) per site

Minor amendments to an extant planning permission

£120 (£100 + £20 VAT)


For the purposes of a community use which is non-profit making (not including education providers): Free

On business premises less than 100 m2 gross internal floor area: Free

All other advertisements: £180 (£150 + £30 VAT)

Any development or works being carried out by a community use which is nonprofit-making (not including education providers) Free

Follow up advice

50% of the original pre-application planning advice fee/£POA



  1. £POA (Price on Application) indicates that a fee will be calculated on a case by case basis, based on a schedule of hourly rates published by the Council and updated annually.

    As at 1st April 2020 those hourly rates are as follows:.

    County Council Ecologist: £55 per hour.

    Planner: £60 per hour.

    Senior Planner/Principal Tree Officer/Conservation Planner: £75 per hour.

    Urban Designer: £80 per hour.

    Affordable Housing: £85 per hour.

    Principal Planner: £90 per hour.

    Head of Service: £115 per hour.

    Where the £POA applies, please email with details of your proposal and the issues you would like the Council to provide advice on. The Council will then advise you what the fee for undertaking the work will be and agree this with you before any work is carried out.
  2. Where advice is sought in relation to mixed use proposals, the fee for each element of the scheme should be calculated using the table above and then added together.
  3. Where advice is required from external consultants or consultees to whom a payment must be made, the applicant will be expected to meet these costs and they will be in addition to the pre-application advice fee set out above.

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